Usurp Film Oven (UFO)

Saturday 4 June 2016

For those who love film and have experience as filmmakers – both creatives and technicians.  The aim is to generate dynamic engagement in today’s film industry with the aim of making films worthy of cinematic and festival release. UFO will meet once a month and members will have exposure to…  Read More

British Council / Arts Council England Funded Project

Sunday 14 February 2016

“Vermillion Sands” – supported by the British Council and Arts Council England.  Poulomi Desai, the Director of Usurp Art will be travelling to India to create a new art / sound project inspired by the short stories by J.G.Ballard in the anthology “Vermillion Sands”. She will also be showcasing…  Read More

Usurp at the London Contemporary Music Festival

Friday 11 December 2015

“The capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music” Tom Service, The Guardian ‘Miraculous’  The Quietus Usurp’s Poulomi Desai will be premiering a new composition and performance based on JG Ballard’s “Vermillion Sands” at this acclaimed festival of new music. With a diverse and ground-breaking programme with musicians and artists such as Pauline Oliveros,…  Read More

Usurp at Hundred Years Gallery

Sunday 29 November 2015

Marjolaine Charbin, Poulomi Desai, Artur Vidal, Douglas Benford. Marjolaine Charbin is a pianist working both inside the piano with objects and with the keyboard. Originally from France, she lived for many years in Brussels and is now based in London. Since studying sound engineering and then jazz piano at the conservatoire in Brussels,…  Read More

Usurp at the South Bank, London

Saturday 18 July 2015

We are part of this at the South Bank for a performance piece for an ensemble of harmoniums by Joe Namy. Echoes & Reverberations – Free – come along! 4.30pm – 5.30pm ‘Space Breath Time’ Joe Namy (b. 1978, lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon) ‘Space Breath Time’ brings together a group of musicians…  Read More

Usurp at Cafe OTO

Friday 17 July 2015

CORDYCEPS IS YOUR FRIEND: PETRELS + CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE + LAID EYES – I want in but I don’t know to what + Lia Mazzari & Jonas Gustafsson + Beachers + Tartaruga (DJ) Tickets here: Sonic seeds and spores from thunderous electronic artist Petrels – presenting the London debut…  Read More

Usurp at “” 10th Anniversary

Saturday 20 June 2015

“ is! (u.topia is you make it.)” – Bradley Eros An invitation for artists, radicants, friends, fugitives & time travellers to celebrate 10 years of at a late night party on the shortest night of the year. Saturday 20th June. A lively and eclectic evening at the Bethnal…  Read More

Saturday 9 May 2015

Usurp’s performance here: Switched On is a unique live event hosted by Radio Arts, presenting the work of an array of cutting edge sonic and visual experimenters. The upstairs galleries of The Beaney will play host to the dazzling audio-visual tape manipulations of Sculpture, The Bohman…  Read More


Friday 1 May 2015

müllZimmer (Jonas Gustafsson & Lia Mazzari) want to convert a disused Water Tank in Lewisham in to an Art/Event Space. Their goal is to develop this into a creative space in the borough’s heart. A crowdfunding page has been set up where all progress and further updates will be posted. Please…  Read More

Conspirators of Pleasure performing live on NTS Radio

Friday 3 April 2015

Listen to the Conspirators of Pleasure performing live in the studio on Graham Dunning’s  ‘Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone’ radio show on NTS Live and watch an excerpt from the video: